Joe Carter

Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).

Posts by Joe Carter

PowerLinks 06.07.17

A Biblical Myth at the Origin of Smith’s The Wealth of Nations Jordan Ballor, Moral Markets There is a subset of scholarly literature that asserts that the title of Adam Smith’s famous work, The Wealth of Nations, is an allusion to passages from the Bible, such as Isaiah 60:5. Continue Reading...
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What Pope Francis doesn’t understand about speculation

In a recent visit to a steel factory in Italy, Pope Francis said, “One sickness of the economy is the gradual transformation of entrepreneurs into speculators.” “The speculator doesn’t love his business, doesn’t love the workers, but only sees the business and workers as the means to make profit,” the pontiff added. Continue Reading...

An introduction to externalities

Note: This is post #36 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. What are externalities and what are the different kinds of costs? And what does this have to do with the rise of “superbugs”? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.06.17

Free-Market Environmentalism Is Literally for the Birds Tate Watkins, FEE Markets helped transform farmers into conservationists. The Blessings of Capitalism Brian Domitrovic, The Imaginative Conservative Capitalism offers us outstanding new ways to be good. Continue Reading...
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15 Biblical foundations of environmental stewardship

Today is World Environment Day, the United Nations’ “most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.” Though we may disagree on policy solutions, we here at the Acton Institute share the UN’s concern for the environment. Continue Reading...

Economic freedom eases poverty

“The poor will always be with us, but such a sobering reality does not free us from an obligation to work to alleviate the ravages of poverty,” says Trey Dimsdale. “On the contrary, Jesus’ statement only serves to remind us that every generation will face the question of how best to fulfill our holy obligations to them.” It is clear that many in the present generation have taken notice of the plight of the poor and are moved by genuine compassion to advocate for the poor, provide for their needs and seek to lessen the suffering caused by their circumstances. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.05.17

Marriage, Economics, and Culture Melissa Langsam Braunstein, Family Studies “Social context partially determines the family formation response to a positive income or earnings shock.” Cryptocurrency Might be a Path to Authoritarianism Ian Bogost, The Atlantic Extreme libertarians built blockchain to decentralize government and corporate power. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 06.02.17

What Is Human Dignity? Peter Augustine Lawler, Intercollegiate Review We use words like “rights” and “dignity” with such ease. It’s time we reflected on their origins. Why Do the Young Reject Capitalism? Continue Reading...
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